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CryptoQuikRead_149 - Bitcoin as a PrivacyCoin

September 12th, 2018
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Ever since its inception Bitcoin has never really been private…. Fortunately, spying on Bitcoin users is becoming increasingly difficult.” - Aaron Van Wirdum

Listen to another great read on Bitcoin Magazine about the amazing tech available today, and yet to come that will make #Bitcoin the true PrivacyCoin of the future.

Check out the article and explore the many links on Bitcoin Magazine here:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-privacycoin-tech-making-bitcoin-more-private/

Don't forget to follow @BitcoinMagazine and @AaronvanW:
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https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine

 

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CryptoQuikRead_148 - Bitcoin as a Conflict Prevention Protocol

September 11th, 2018
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To borrow from Nick Szabo, Bitcoin is a socially scalable, conflict preventing protocol.”  - Tuur Demeester

 

Today we read an excellent Tweet Storm from Tuur Demeester about #Bitcoin and what makes it a true monetary revolution.

Check out the full post here:
https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester/status/1009825254024335361

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https://twitter.com/KoenSwinkels

 

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CryptoQuikRead_147 - How to Critique Bitcoin, A Guide

September 10th, 2018
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"You’ve heard of Bitcoin. You do not like it... It relies on curious, antiquated ideas like sound money, peer-to-peer networking, the abolition of seignorage, and censorship-resistance. It is profoundly distasteful."  -nic carter

Don't waste anymore time trying to decide which criticism of Bitcoin to write about and outsource it with the Bitcoin FUD dice! A fun piece from Nic that holds a painful degree of truth.  

Check out the shop to buy your own FUD dice using #Lightning payments:
FUDdice.shop

Applaud for the full article and explore Nic's other great work:
https://medium.com/castle-island-ventures/how-to-critique-bitcoin-a-guide-3e36b26f9642

 

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CryptoQuikRead_146 - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin

September 7th, 2018
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"The Third Era will start with civil war" -Rusty Russell

The future economic reality of the Bitcoin ecosystem has been hard-coded into the consensus since the very first block.  The inevitable pains that the future will bring should not surprise us.  Listen to Rusty Russell's discussion of Bitcoin's three economic eras.

Check out the full article and lengthy list of footnotes for clarifications and further reading:
https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/the-three-economic-eras-of-bitcoin-d43bf0cf058a

Follow him on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/rusty_twit


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CryptoQuikRead_145 - Giacomo on SPV and Digital Coinage

September 6th, 2018
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“We shouldn't make full nodes harder to run, EVER” -@giacomozucco

Listen to the tweet storm laying out exactly why a responsible #Bitcoin maximalist should hold this view in today’s #CryptoQuikRead!

See the original Tweet storm and Follow Giacomo Zucco below:
https://twitter.com/giacomozucco/status/1009281116837175296

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CryptoQuikRead_144 - SegWit2x Bugs Explained

September 5th, 2018
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The infrastructure and businesses in the Cryptoconomy are set to have a massive shift in the coming months.  The #Bitcoin ecosystem may be difficult to recognize in the near future.  that makes it critical not to forget the lessons our short but eventful history has taught us so far.  Today we read Jimmy Song’s article on Segwit2x, and how industry leaders almost killed Bitcoin.

Drop applause on the original article and explore further reading on this by checking it out on Medium:
https://bitcointechtalk.com/segwit2x-bugs-explained-8e0c286124bc

 

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CryptoChat_005 - Brady Swenson on Being an Informed Bitcoin Citizen

September 4th, 2018
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Hashing out all the major pain points, who to trust, building your filter, and where to start when it comes to learning everything about Bitcoin today!  Don't miss a fun chat with @CitizenBitcoin.


Check out the podcast over at:
https://citizenbitcoin.world/


The exciting developments I shared from the intro can be found here:
https://medium.com/casa/announcing-the-casa-lightning-node-596df7a7427
https://store.casa/lightning-node [Store]
https://t.me/SamouraiWallet [Telegram]
https://samouraiwallet.com/

 

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CryptoQuikRead_143 - The Time Value of Bitcoin

August 31st, 2018
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“Lightning Network provides a framework to measure the time-value of bitcoin, a precursor for a capital market and reserve currency status.” -Nik Bhatia

 

Today we jump back into @timevalueofbtc’s 4 part series with Part 2, ”The Time Value of Bitcoin.”

Don't forget to check out his many other articles and discussion on building financial markets in the Bitcoin ecosystem.  Applaud the original article here:
https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-time-value-of-bitcoin-3807b91f02d2

Don't miss the other episodes chatting with Nik and reading his other great work.

CryptoChat_003 with Nik Bhatia:
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat_003-nik-bhatia-on-the-future-of-bitcoin-financial-markets/
LNRR Part 1: 
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_132-the-bitcoin-second-layer/
LNRR Part 3:
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_109-the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum/

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CryptoQuikRead_142 - Chaincode’s Residency Program Is Back, This Time With Lightning

August 30th, 2018
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-- “Lightning is a promising technology, but right now, very few people are fluent with it,” Chaincode Labs engineer James O’Beirne told Bitcoin Magazine.--

Another great piece form Amy Castor at Bitcoin Magazine. Today we read “Chaincode’s Residency Program is Back, This Time with Lightning”

Check out the article and the incredible work happening over at @BitcoinMagazine:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/chaincodes-residency-program-back-time-lightning-app-classes/

Explore the long list of Amy Castor's written work on her website:
https://amycastor.com/my-writing/

And don't miss @CitizenBticoin's podcast to hear us discuss Eric Wall's tweet thread on "ICO idiocy":
https://citizenbitcoin.world/

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CryptoQuikRead_141 - Fat Protocols Aren’t New

August 29th, 2018
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People have speculated on what a future with fat protocols will look like. File sharing protocols aren’t exactly the same, but they have a lot of similarities we can learn from.” @backus

Today we read one from John Backus about the history of P2P file sharing protocols and what the #Bitcoin and #Crypto communities could learn from it.

Appluad the article on Medium and follow the enormous number of links for further exploration:
https://medium.com/@jbackus/fat-protocols-arent-new-42d2c538db41

 

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CryptoQuikRead_140 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part 2]

August 28th, 2018
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That’s right: while we’re here still trying to wrap our minds around Layer 2 solutions, these mad scientists are already proposing a system with three layers” @DZack23 

Today we conclude the incredible piece by Daniel Goldman on the new tools of "The Lightning Network 2.0" [Part 2].

Check out the full article, @DZack23's other work, and tons more at The Abacus Crypto Journal:
https://blog.theabacus.io/lightning-network-2-0-b878b9bb356e
https://blog.theabacus.io/


Mentioned in the Episode:
https://twitter.com/alexbosworth
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_076-the-verge-hack-explained/
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_094-lets-do-the-time-warp-again-verge-hack-part-deux/
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat-with-daniel-goldman-verge-digital-gold-forks-and-going-down-the-rabbit-hole/


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CryptoQuikRead_139 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part1]

August 27th, 2018
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Thing is, as these debates rage on, there’s a community of developers coming up with new ideas and, ya know, actually building stuff.” @DZack23 

Today we explore a breakdown of the specific limitations of Lightning, and technologies being built to break through them, with Part 1 of The Lightning Network 2.0 by Daniel Goldman.

 

Check out the full article, @DZack23's other work, and tons more at The Abacus Crypto Journal:
https://blog.theabacus.io/lightning-network-2-0-b878b9bb356e
https://blog.theabacus.io/


Mentioned in the Episode:
https://twitter.com/alexbosworth
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_076-the-verge-hack-explained/
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_094-lets-do-the-time-warp-again-verge-hack-part-deux/
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat-with-daniel-goldman-verge-digital-gold-forks-and-going-down-the-rabbit-hole/


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CryptoQuikRead_138 - Traditional Bitcoin Mixers

August 24th, 2018
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"Thinking about it, isn’t it ironic that, over the past years I wrote about every Bitcoin privacy technique in existence, except the one that 99% of all users use?"  @nopara73

Today we dive into a great short article on traditional Bitcoin mixing servies from the ultimate in Privacy development @nopara73!  Don't miss this one to close out the week :)

Check out the full article and his other work on Medium:
https://medium.com/@nopara73/traditional-bitcoin-mixers-6a092e59d8c2

Wasabi Wallet (Zerolink)
ZeroLink
JoinMarket
Breeze Wallet (TumbleBit)
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CryptoQuikRead_137 - Half of the Remaining Bitcoin Supply is ‘Spoken For’

August 23rd, 2018
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"At least 99M People intend to own crypto, but don’t yet." @RyanRadloff

A fun exploration by Ryan Radloff on the different demographics who intend to invest in Bitcoin & Crypto, and what might drive the next Bitcoin adoption cycle.

Drop some applause on the medium article and check out the CoinShares Blog:
https://medium.com/coinshares/half-of-the-remaining-non-minted-bitcoin-supply-is-spoken-for-10df2a45e45d

 

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CryptoQuikRead_136 - The Panama Canal and The Bitcoin Lightning Network

August 22nd, 2018
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"So instead, I'm going to tell a story that makes the function of the Lightning Network less abstract and hopefully, easier to picture in your mind. We will do this by explanation of the system that runs The Panama Canal."     @TheCryptoconomy

Dont forget to drops some applause on my article if you enjoyed this episode and feel free to support my work by donating below!
https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy

 

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CryptoQuikRead_135 - The Hard Thing About Learning Hard Things

August 21st, 2018
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In the end, learning is both science and art. It is science when your domain is structured, and art when it is not.” @Hosseeb

Don’t miss today’s episode about learning the things that no one can teach you. Reading “The Hard Thing About Learning Hard Things” by Haseeb Qureshi.

Drop some Applause at the full article on the freecodecamp.org Medium publication:
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-hard-thing-about-learning-hard-things-168e655ac7f2

Explore a ton of other awesome work by Haseeb Qureshi:
https://haseebq.com/

 

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CryptoQuikRead_134 - Welcome to Bitcoin Island

August 20th, 2018
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"Forget currencies and commodities… perhaps the right analogy for Bitcoin is LAND!"  

Flashback from 2014 with  @gendal in an analogy that presents a unique and interesting perspective of what it means to own a Bitcoin. Today's QuikRead, "Welcome to Bitcoin Island!"

Check out @gendal's blog for other great work and see the original article:
https://gendal.me/2014/03/29/welcome-to-bitcoin-island/

 

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CryptoQuikRead_133 - Governments and Central Banks Should Look to Gold not Crypto

August 17th, 2018
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"...The age of controlled money had arrived — and with it, world wars, depression and inflation, enormous government indebtedness, and the rise of leviathan states that learned to print their way to power and riches." -Jeffrey Tucker

Check out the article plus other great work at the American Institue for Economic Research:
https://www.aier.org/article/governments-and-central-banks-should-look-gold-not-crypto#.W2mLSFKB_D8.twitter

 

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CryptoQuikRead_132 - The Bitcoin Second Layer

August 16th, 2018
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“This makes Lightning Network an absolute game changer for the entire concept of capital markets: income without explicit counterparty default risk.” @timevalueofbtc

Don't miss Nik Bhatia's other excellent work on his Medium page, and give a round of applause for today's article:
https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-bitcoin-second-layer-d503949d0a06

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CryptoQuikRead_131 - BCH Update: Bitmain, BCH, the IPO & What it All Actually Means

August 15th, 2018
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It is impossible for Bitmain to divest their BCH holdings onmarket. Full stop. The BCH markets are not liquid enough to absorb the amount of coins Bitmain is still holding” -@CryptoHerpesCat


Follow Crypto Herpes Cat on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CryptoHerpesCat

Check out the full article and @CryptoHerpesCat Medium page for more excellent work:
https://medium.com/@btcWolves/a-bch-update-bitmain-bch-the-ipo-what-it-all-actually-means-354220b86ac3

 

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